This is a FinEd Newsletter. Newsletters are sent to all members of the FinEd Network via contact persons in each member university and published on the FinEd website.
Happy Holidays and New Year 2021!
EXCEPTIONAL CONDITIONS AFFECTED ACTIVITES IN THE FINED NETWORK
The year 2020 has been exceptional due to the COVID-19 epidemic, which has also affected activities in the FinEd network. In particular, the organization of an article workshop and the Pre-seminar of the FinEd Network as a part of the FERA 2020 Conference were reorganized as online activities.
FINED PRESEMINAR WAS HELD AS ONLINE SEMINAR IN 14TH OF DECEMBER
FinEd Preseminar was held as an online seminar in 14th of December. The theme of the seminar was ”Digitalisation in education: From various learning contexts to methodologies”. In the seminar, Dr. Mona Moisala gave a talk about brain research, Postdoctoral Researcher Mikko Meriläinen spoke about digital gaming, and University Lecturer Satu-Maarit Frangou about her doctoral research process. A total of 21 doctoral students participated in the seminar. They represented the universities of Helsinki, Eastern Finland, Lapland, Jyväskylä, Tampere and Turku, and Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius. The program and the slides of the key talks can be found from the FinEd website: Annual seminar – FinEd
IN SPRING 2021 FINED NETWORK ORGANIZES TWO WORKSHOPS
In spring 2021, the FinEd network organizes two workshops for doctoral students which have been postponed from fall 2020. ”Writing by the hill” article workshop will be held in March 24th – 25th 2021 exceptionally as an online workshop. 22 doctoral students have been accepted to participate the workshop in the fall 2020. If you are interested in the upcoming workshop and did not apply for participation in fall 2020, you can ask for any cancelled places from the 1st of February 2021 from research coordinator Marjaana Kangas (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The second workshop will be organized in cooperation with ITK Doctoral Consortium 14th of April 2021 ITK Doctoral Consortium 2020 – ITK-konferenssi (itk-konferenssi.fi). In the workshop doctoral students have an opportunity to present their papers and receive comments on their research from other researchers. Deadline for abstracts is 14th of February 2021. Registration is found HERE.
MEET THE FINED MENTORS
The Mentor pool is a group of senior researchers from the member units of the FinEd Network who have pledged to advise the doctoral researchers within the Network. Meet the Mentors: http://www.fined.fi/en/mentor-pool/.